Electrical Technology Program Goals

Electrical Student in Blue Shirt Installing Wire in Lab SettingStudents who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to listen to instructions and work well with others in the workplace.  
  • Demonstrate safe work methods as related to electrical industry standards and take pride in their workmanship.  
  • Understand electrical theory for ac and dc circuits and be able to work on and calculate circuit perimeters as related to electrical circuits.  
  • Understand how to read residential blueprints and install wiring to meet National Electric Code standards and understand that the code is a bare minimum and a safe installation and not efficient in its standards.
  • Use the National Electric code book for a reference to safely install electrical systems to meet code for all applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and troubleshoot electrical control circuits for HVAC  systems.
  • Identify the different control symbols and understand ladder logic.
  • Troubleshoot and solve electrical control circuit problems.
  • Understand basic electronic circuits and identify components and troubleshoot simple circuits.
  • Understand what consists of a commercial installation and be able to run conduit and calculations for box fill, conduit fill and load calculations.
  • Understand ladder logic control schematics and diagrams and understand binary, hexadecimal and Booleen logic codes.  
  • Be able to design simple PLC control systems as well as troubleshoot PLC circuitry.